I KETUT MONIARTA
b. Indonesia, 1981
ILUSIF CONSTRUCTION, 2008
Inscribed ‘Moniarta Ilusif Construction 40cm x 200cm
Oil on canvas 2008’ on reverse
Oil on canvas
40cm x 200cm
Private Collection, Singapore.
Young Contemporary South East Asian,
Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, 2008.
ESTIMATE RM 2,000 - 4,000
PRICE REALISED RM 3,136
|An accomplished Indonesian contemporary artist, I Ketut Moniarta strives on creating monumental Photo-Realism paintings. Ilusif Construction illustrates a compressed can of Pocari Sweat, a rehydration beverage manufactured by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Japan, at the centre of a landscape orientation. A hint suggesting the beverage is the official drink for the 15th Asian Games in Doha, Qatar in 2006 is captured on the condensed can. The white background is accentuated by the off-white slim border, framing the blue distorted can. The artist has produced several realistic paintings depicting carbonated canned drinks such as Coca-Cola, Schwepps and Pocari Sweat.
I Ketut Moniarta attended the Indonesian Art Institute, Denpasar, Bali from 1999 to 2006. He has held several solo exhibitions namely Post Branded Objects at the Semarang Contemporary Art Gallery in Bali (2009) and The Way of Seeing at Ark Gallery in Jakarta (2008). He has participated in a number of group exhibitions: Artissima 17 at the International Fair of Contemporary Art, Torino, Italy (2010), Contemporary Art Turn at SBin Art Plus, Singapore (2010), Post-Tsunami Art at Primo Marella Gallery, Milan, Italy (2009) and Cooking & History at Cemeti Art House, Jogjakarta (2004).